Ideas for bug theme

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  1. childcare teach

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    I am planning a bug unit for my class and looking for ideas for a mix age group . Please help.:thanks:
     
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    My kids always like going on a bug hunt on the playground-we use magnifying glasses (just make sure no one points theirs at the sun!) I also have a bug sort that I do with 3-4 kids at a time. I have laminated cut outs of lady bugs, grasshoppers and ants. I have a spinner that says what bug, then another with numbers. Once all the bugs are gone, I ask how many each child has, then they write on a piece of paper how many of each bug they have.
    They also like to draw and make up their own bugs. I have a big book of bug photos and the kids look through and find what things they like about different bugs and put one together and then name it. For art, I also make butterflies with coffee filters and pipe cleaners. Just have the kids use eye droppers and runny paint and drop it onto the coffee filters and then you twist around the pipe cleaner.
     
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    Thank you for the great ideas .They will be a great help to bug unit.
     
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    I take vacation during Insect week. I have a centipede phobia.
     
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    how about making a pet rock. you can paint the rocks black with red dots or red with black dots to be lady bugs
     
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    We do a CUTE caterpillar/butterfly activity using a bean and noodles.
    Materials needed for each student:
    1 piece blue const. paper-folded to make four areas
    1 white dry navy bean with a small piece of torn green const. paper
    1 dry, spiral/corkscrew noodle-colored green
    1 dry, med. size shell noodle- colored brown
    1 dry, bowtie noodle- colored any bright color

    In the upper left corner of folded blue const. paper, glue the green paper with the navy bean on top of it. This represents the caterpillar egg.
    In the upper right corner, glue the green spiral noodle. This represents the caterpillar.
    In the lower left corner, glue the brown shell noodle. This represents the chrysallis.
    In the lower right corner, glue the colored bowtie noodle. This represents the new butterfly!
    We do this activity after reading The Hungry Caterpillar
    We also write the lifecycle steps in each area before the kids glue on the noodles.
     

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